The Avon Grove Wildcats website was established in 2000 to keep our parents, coaches, volunteers, community and fans informed on the growth and progress of our Football and Cheerleading programs.
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Academic All-Stars Recognition

For any parents that are submitting an application for their Player/Cheerleader for the Academic All-Stars, a copy of the Player/Cheerleader’s report card that was used to fill out the application MUST be given to a member of the Board prior to 10/31.   This is a wonderful recognition for our players/cheerleaders and emphasizes the importance of education and school in combination with athletics so we are hopeful that many of you will take the time to participate and submit an application.  Again, if you have any questions, please contact Greg Rubin

by posted 10/18/2016
Unite for Her Donation

Great Job Cheerleaders!!!  $256.35 was donated from the Wildcats Cheerleaders to Unite for Her!

by posted 10/15/2016
Scholar Athletes

Dear Parents: Each year, Bert Bell recognizes Scholar Athletes at the Bert Bell Championships.  If your player/cheerleader is excelling in the classroom and you would like to have them recognized at the BB Championships, please visit the BB website and look for the link called “Academic” and then once you click on that you will see “All Star Submission” and the rest is pretty self-explanatory!!!

If you have any questions, please reach out to myself, Greg Rubin, VP of the Wildcats and I will help you through the process as needed,

Thanks and good luck with the submission!!

by posted 10/15/2016
Practice Schedule

Starting Monday August 29th the new practice schedule will be as follows.  

Fl - Tuesday, Thursday

80JV - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

80V - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

100JV - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

100V - Monday, Thursday, Friday

120 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

We are happy to announce that all practices will be held at Harmony Park this year!


Please let me know if you have any questions!

by posted 08/28/2016
Home Game Schedule

Our home game schedule will be as follows:

9:00 am - Flag
10:00 am - 80JV
11:15 am - 100JV
12:45 pm - 80V
2:15 pm - 100V
3:45 pm - 120V

Note that this schedule is very solid for Varsity.  In the case of Junior Varsity, not every team that we play may have been able to field both a Varsity and Junior Varsity team.  As such if we are playing a team without a Junior Varsity team, the league may be able to find us a different team to play us on our home turf.  However, it's also very possible that they're only able to find a team willing to play us on their home turf in which case that JV team could end up playing away that week.  

To the extent that we find ourselves in that position, we will do our best to have the league find us a team that can play on our field.  However, note that it's largely outside of our control.

All of the teams have currently not finalized their Varsity and Junior Varsity teams.  It'll be a week or so before we find out what the final schedules will look like.  We'll send those out as soon as we get them.



by posted 08/21/2016

Special Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out on Saturday to help prepare the Harmony Park field and Field House.  They all did an incredible job at cleaning, organizing and painting.  Special thanks to Ruppert Landscaping for sending a crew to aerate, fertilize and apply lime to the whole field for free.  We're extremely grateful to them and all of the other volunteers who helped us out.  We're looking forward to a great 2016 Season!!!




by posted 07/10/2016
Slight Change to Physical Form Policy

Note that the physical form policy has been update to the following:

"Fill out and sign the parent section and have your doctor fill out and sign the physician section.  The form will be valid for 12 months and must be valid through the duration of the season (11/30).  No equipment will be distributed without the submission of a completed Sports Physical Exam. Therefore, your child will not be permitted to practice until the completed documentation is handed in."

Please let me know if you have any questions.

by posted 07/10/2016
Custom Helmets

Note that although the Wildcats provide its players with quality helmets - some families still choose to purchase their own helmets. This is permitted by the organization under 2 conditions:

1) The color should match the color of the Wildcats' helmet which is "Vegas Gold"
2) The helmet needs to be certified as reconditioned every other year (to be extra safe - the Wildcats organization reconditions its helmet every year).  This is a USA Football, Bert Bell and Insurance requirement. The helmet will need to have a valid reconditioning sticker on it.

If you're going to be using your own helmet but don't know how to get it reconditioned - please contact me and I'll be happy to give you some recommendations.


by posted 07/07/2016

The Avon Grove Wildcats takes the health and safety of each athlete very seriously, and makes it the priority of every coach and volunteer in the organization.

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Symptoms include, headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. The chance of injury rises when proper blocking and tackling techniques have not been taught to the athletes, and when equipment is not up to code.

In order to increase safety The Avon Grove Wildcats have implemented USA Football’s Heads Up Football Program. This program will make sure that each coach in the program knows the proper technique and will make sure these techniques are implemented in both practice and games.

We have also joined forces with Riddell in this process. It is recommended that helmets are reconditioned every two seasons to increase safety we have made a commitment to have our helmets reconditioned by Riddell before EVERY season.


For further information on Riddell’s Reconditioning Process please watch the video below:

by posted 05/11/2016

Registration for the Wildcats' 2016 Season is now open!!! There is a Sibling Discount of $10 Off for each additional sibling. To register please go to the "Register Now" link on the right hand panel on the site. 

by posted 05/09/2016
Avon Grove Wildcats Registration is Now Open!!!

Registration for the Wildcats' 2016 Season is now open!!!  To register please go to the "Register Now" link on the right hand panel on the site.

by posted 04/30/2016
Wildcats Sponsorship Packages

This upcoming year we will be purchasing new uniforms for all of our players and cheerleaders.  In order to fund this effort, we are counting on the support of our local business community.  Sponsoring the Wildcats is not only a way to support the Wildcats, but it will also provide local businesses great marketing exposure to a great demographic of hundreds of families in our local community.

Please contact Matt Hepworth at for more information.



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by posted 04/24/2016
Wildcats Fundraising thru Sponsorship and Donations

In order to make a lot of the changes that we’re looking to do this year, we are going to need more financial support than we’ve ever received.  Unfortunately, registrations fees alone aren’t enough to cover the full cost of the program – especially in a year like 2016 where we are replacing uniforms for both football players and cheerleaders. 

Many other clubs overcome these shortfalls by requiring players to do significant fundraising.  We know that many times the burden of fundraising ultimately falls on the parents – who in many cases are already over-booked.  Therefore, our hope is to be able secure the funds we need via sponsorship and donations and relieve parents of that burden.

There are four primary ways to contribute to the Wildcats (sponsorship and corporate-matching/check/credit card donations).  To the extent possible, we hope you’ll consider supporting the Wildcats in at least one of these four ways and that you’ll pass this email along to anyone you know who you think may be interested in supporting us.


Business Sponsorship
Our Business sponsorship program that will not only give Businesses an opportunity to support the Wildcats but we believe that it will also provide them with a lot of marketing value that is hard to come by in this area.  There are several packages that include various combinations of field banners, ads in our Game Day Program, logos on our website, etc.

Note that there is one special package that is only available to the parents of a Wildcat called “The Wildcat”.  If your employer is willing to sponsor the Wildcats for $1,000, not only will they receive a valuable marketing package from the Wildcats, but your child will also get a free registration.

Please contact Matt Hepworth at for more information.

Check Donation
To support the Wildcats with a check donation, please make the check out to the “Avon Grove Wildcats” and mail it to PO Box 103, West Grove, PA 19390.  You can also hand a check to Elsje Kumpon or myself in person.

Credit Card Donation
In order to make a credit card donation in $25 increments, simply go to and go to the “Online Donations” link on the left hand panel.  You can also go there directly by clicking here:

Corporate Matching Donation Programs
There are several corporate programs that allow employees to contribute to a non-profit organization where the company then matches the donation amount.  Organizations like Bank of America and United Way participate in programs like this.  If your company offers this type of program, please consider selecting the Wildcats as an organization that you support.

by posted 04/22/2016
Preliminary 2016 Schedule

Below is an updated schedule for the 2016 season.  Note that Homecoming has been moved to 9/10 instead of 10/8.

Note that this schedule is only applicable for Varsity teams.  The hope is that the JV and Flag schedule will be as close to this as possible.  However, the final non-Varsity schedule will depend on the number of non-Varsity teams that each club we play is able field.  Unfortunately, this won’t be known until we near the end of the registration period.  While we’d like to keep all of the varsity and non-varsity schedules as consistent as possible, this is never entirely possible and there are always differences.  We will do our best to keep everyone together throughout the season – especially during home games and homecoming.  However, this is largely outside of our control.


Freshman Football – 2 to 3 times/week (2 to 3 times/week once the season starts)
Tackle Football – 5 days/week (3 times/week once the season starts)

Freshman Cheerleading - 2 times/week (1 time/week once the season starts)

Tackle Football – 2 times/week (2 times/week once the season starts)




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Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

by posted 04/08/2016
Football Coaching Selections

The Wildcats Football Program is proud to announce the selection of the following football coaches for the 2016 season:

Flag - Mike Ham - Mike is returning for his second season as the Flag coach.  Due to Mike's hard work and dedication to the kids, and program, he was named Wildcat Coach of the year for 2015.   We are excited to have Mike back for 2016 season.

80JV - Matt Lucovich - Matt has an extensive amount of coaching experience within the Avon Grove Wildcats football organization.  Most recently he was the defensive coordinator for the 100 varsity team.  Matt's football knowledge and passion will create the base for our kids, and energize them as they move up the levels.

80 Varsity - Brian Kinsella- Brian brings an extensive amount of football experience to the program.  Most recently he served as an assistant coach the 80 JV team.  Brian has partnered with Chris Stein to bring a dynamic coaching staff to the 80 Varsity level.  Chris Stein has coached at the high school level, and with multiple teams in the Bert Bell.  Brian also serves at the Field Maintenance manager for the AGWF program.

100 JV - Chris Hughes - Chris has been with the Avon Grove Wildcat's program for many years as both a player, and coach.  Chris most recently coached with Josh Belford for the 80 and 100lb levels.  Chris brings a young high energy coaching staff that will ignite the Avon Grove football program.

100 Varsity - Chris Kumpon - Chris has an extensive football background playing at the high school, and collegiate levels.  Chris has fantastic football acumen and a passion for coaching.  Chris previously assistant coached the Avon Grove High Schools Red Devils CHESMONT championship team, as well as head coached at the AGWF Flag and 80lb levels.  Chris's passion for football will greatly benefit the kids and the program

120 JV- Troy Hyman - Troy comes to the program from the Kennett Square Titan's program.  Troy has coached at all the Bert Bell levels, and brings a passion for the game that will bolster the 120 program.

120 Varsity - Rob Colon - Rob has been with the program for over 10 years and has a contagious passion for coaching kids.  Rob's football acumen and ability to connect with our kids will create a winning program.

Unlimited - TBD

We are excited to have an awesome group of coaches which we are sure will propel the program to new heights.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at

by posted 04/08/2016
Wildcats Promotional Video

by posted 03/16/2016
Important Notice Regarding Bert Bell Rules Changes

Hi everyone,

I’d like to inform you of a recent rule changes by Bert Bell with regards to the Older Lighter Rule, Birthday Cutoffs and the Pound-Per-Week Allowance.  These rule changes will be in effect for the 2016 Season and may impact the weight level your child is eligible to play in.

Older Lighter Rule Change
Older/Lighter players must remain at the older/lighter weight (20 pounds less than the weight level) for the entire season, and will not be given a pound per week during the regular season nor the playoffs. In addition, the older/lighter weight for the 120 pound level has been moved to 100 pounds.

Birthday Cutoff Rule Change
The birthday cutoff date used to determine weight level eligibility has been moved to August 1st.   If you’d like to check the weight level your child will be eligible to play in please use the following calculator:

Pound Per Week Allowance Rule Change
Both the additional pound per week and the 2 pound allowance for games that begin at noon or later has been removed. Players at a given weight class will be allowed the pound per week at the beginning of the season, and a pound allowance will be added for each round of the playoffs. For example, at the 100 pound weight class, the allowed weights are as follows for an eight (8) game regular season.

  • Non Older/Lighters - 107 pounds during the regular season, beginning Week 1, and a pound per week during the playoffs
  • Older/Lighters - 80 pounds during both the regular season and the playoffs

Note that these changes were initiated by Bert Bell and not The Wildcats. We all have mixed feelings about the changes. They’re intended to increase enrollment at the older levels which helps clubs like the Wildcats. However, some kids will end up having to skip a level during this transitional year.

It also reduces the number of Older/Lighters. This helps clubs like The Wildcats as some of the clubs that dominate our league are able to do so with a disproportionate number of Older/Lighters on their team. However, it means that some of the kids who would’ve otherwise been able to play as Older/Lighters for the Wildcats, will now have to play at a heavier weight.

If you have any questions or concerns about this – feel free to reach out to me via email.

Best Regards,


by posted 03/06/2016


If you have been wanting to help out the Wildcats, but didn't really know how, here is your opportunity! We need volunteers for the following positions: 

Concessions Manager


Equipment Manager

Field Maintenance Manager

Fund Raising Manager

Medical Director

Merchandise Manager

Recruiting Manager

Special Events Manager

Uniform Manager


If you would like any information regarding the responsibilities of any above position or you are interested in any of these positions, please email  .

Go Wildcats!

by posted 02/02/2016
Board of Directors Meetings

  Board of Directors Meetings

This is a reminder that all of the AGW Board of Director meetings are open to the public and we welcome those interested to attend our meetings.  The meetings are held at the West Grove Methodist Church in West Grove (by Harmony Park) on the second Tuesday at each month at 7:00pm.  These dates and times are subject to change.

by posted 04/24/2015
Website Key

Did you ever wonder why there are photos on every news item on the homepage?  Here is why...

  • A Wildcat  -  the news item is related to the entire organization
  • A Football  - the news item is related to only football players/coaches
  • A Pom-Pom  - the news item is related to only cheerleaders/coaches
  • A Golfer  - the news item is related to the Annual Golf Outing
  • A Whistle   - the news ltem is related to Coaching Issues
  • A Lacrosse Stick  - the news item is related to Wildcats Lacrosse
  • Children's hands  - the news item is related to the Community
  • A Medical Symbol  - the news item is related to Medical Issues

by Karen Borcky posted 01/01/2009
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